Product Review: The Body Shop Shower Gels in Ginger Sparkle And Vanilla Bliss

Name: Shower Gels in Ginger Sparkle and Vanilla Bliss
Brand: The Body Shop
Size: 250ml
Price: €7,00

From The Body Shop’s website:
Leaves skin soft, smooth and smelling good.
Lascia la pelle morbida, levigata e profumatissima.

What I liked:
– cleanses skin well / pulisce bene la pelle
– produces a nice amount of foam / fa tanta schiuma
– gentle, doesn’t dry nor irritate skin / delicato, non secca ne irrita la pelle
– a little bit goes a long way / ne basta poco ogni volta
– delicious scents / le fragranze sono deliziose
– cute packaging / bel packaging

What I didn’t like:
– scents only last for a couple of hours on the skin / le fragranze durano solo un paio d’ore sulla pelle

The holidays can be a very busy and chaotic time. And what better way to relax, after a long shift at work or an erratic shopping spree to find the perfect gift for a loved one, than a nice, soothing shower? To make this pampering treat even more special, use a festive shower gel such as The Body Shop Shower Gel in Ginger Sparkle or, if you prefer sweet gourmand scents, Vanilla Bliss.

Il periodo delle feste può essere molto frenetico e caotico. E quale modo migliore per rilassarsi, dopo una lunga giornata di lavoro o di estenuante shopping per cercare il dono perfetto per una persona cara, di una bella doccia distensiva? Per rendere ancora più speciale questo rito indulgente, usate un gel doccia festivo come The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel  o, se preferite una dolce fragranza gourmand, Vanilla Bliss.

These shower gels, which comes in sleek and cute see-though bottles (don’t you just love the ginger bread man on the packaging of the Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel? So adorable!), have a thick texture that lathers well. They both contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (not to be confused with the irritating Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), a gentle surfactant that cleanses skin effectively without irritating it, and Glycerin, which helps keep skin soft and moisturized. Ginger Sparkle also contains another gentle surfactant (Cocamidropropyl Betaine), so I’d say the formula is slightly more effective at cleansing skin, but overall, they both do a very good job, leaving skin clean, soft and smelling great.

Questi gel doccia, racchiusi in semplici ma carine bottiglie trasparenti (non amate anche voi il piccolo ometto di pan di zenzero sulla confezione del Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel? Adorabile!), hanno una consistenza corposa che produce molta schiuma. Entrambi contengono Sodium Laureth Sulfate (da non confondersi con l’irritante Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), un tensioattivo delicato che puisce la pelle senza irritarla, e Glycerina, che aiuta a mantenere la pelle soffice ed idratata. Ginger Sparkle continene anche un altro tensiottivo delicato (Cocamidropropyl Betaine), quindi direi che la sua formula pulisce la pelle un pochino meglio, ma tutto sommato funzionano molto bene entrambi. Tutti e due lasciano la pelle pulita, morbida e profumata.

My favourite is Vanilla Bliss. White in colour, the shower gel has a delicious gourmand vanilla scent that’s sweet but not overly so. It actually makes me crave vanilla ice cream every time I use it. Yummy! If you prefer something spicy and unisex, Ginger Sparkle will be more up your alley. This light brown coloured shower gel smells like gingerbread. It’s warm with just a hint of sweetness. Both scents only linger on the skin for a couple of hours, but you can also layer them over the matching body butters to make them last longer. The shower gels themselves instead will last you for quite a while as you truly need so little each time.

Vanilla Bliss è il mio preferito. Di colore bianco, il Doccia Gel ha una deliziosa fragranza gourmand alla vaniglia che è dolce, ma non troppo. Mi fa davvero venire voglia di mangiare un gelato alla vaniglia ogni volta che lo uso. Delizioso! Se preferite qualcosa di speziato e unisex, Ginger Sparkle fa più al caso vostro. Questo Doccia Gel di un chiaro colore marrone sa proprio di pan di zenzero. E’ caldo con una punta di dolcezza. Entrambe le fragranze rimangono sulla pelle solo un paio d’ore, ma potete applicarle sopra il burro corpo della stessa linea per farle durare di più. I Doccia Gel invece vi dureranno parecchio perchè ne basta davvero poco ogni volta.

The Body Shop Shower Gels in Ginger Sparkle Ingredients:
Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Trisodium Sulfosuccinate (pH Adjuster), PEG-150 Distearate (Surfactant), Mel/Honey (Natural Additive), Salicylic Acid (Preservative/Hair Conditioner), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Zingiber Officinale Root Extract/Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (Natural Additive), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Zingiber Officinale Root Oil/Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil (Natural Additive), Caramel (Colour)

The Body Shop Shower Gels in Vanilla Bliss Ingredients:
Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Acrylates Copolymer (Stabiliser), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Glycerin (Humectant), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Lauryl Betaine (Surfactant), Decyl Glucoside (Surfactant), Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer (Film Former), Mel/Honey (Natural Additive), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Salicylic Acid (Preservative), Sodium Cocoabutteramphoacetate (Surfactant), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), C11-15 Pareth-40 (Surfactant), C11-15 Pareth-7 (Surfactant), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), CI 15985/Yellow 6 (Colour), CI 19140/Yellow 5 (Colour), CI 42090/Blue 1 (Colour)

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The Body Shop Shower Gels in Ginger Sparkle And Vanilla Bliss effectively cleanse skin, leaving it clean, soft and smelling good. Both scents are delicious but last only a couple of hours on the skin. The shower gels instead will last you a lot longer as you only need a very small amount each time.
I The Body Shop Shower Gels in Ginger Sparkle And Vanilla Bliss puliscono bene la pelle, lasciandola pulita, soffice e profumata. Entrambe le fragranze sono deliziose ma durano soltanto un paio d’ore sulla pelle. I doccia gel invece dureranno molto più a lungo perchè è sufficiente usarne una quantità molto piccola ogni volta.

Rating: 4/5

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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Marina, I have a soap and a lip balm from the Cranberry collection (which I will be reviewing soon) and they are both lovely. The scent is delicious!

  1. Janessa says

    I haven’t gone inside TBS this holiday season, shocking! I must now and I cute holiday packaging always gets me. I have to check these out.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Janessa, I’m sucker for packaging too. TBS has released some great products for the holidays so beware if you go there. You may want to come out with too many things lol.

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